There are 6 ways to get from La Crosse to Chicago by plane, train, bus or car

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What companies run services between La Crosse, WI, USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines flies from La Crosse to Chicago 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from La Crosse to Chicago 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from La Crosse to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from La Crosse to Chicago O'Hare
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from La Crosse Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Bus operators
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Avg. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI to Madison
Avg. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from La Crosse to Chicago?

The distance between La Crosse and Chicago is 364 km. The road distance is 455 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from La Crosse to Chicago?

The cheapest way to get from La Crosse to Chicago is to drive which costs $35 and takes 4 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from La Crosse to Chicago?

The quickest way to get from La Crosse to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $290.

Is there a direct train between La Crosse and Chicago?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from La Crosse Amtrak and arriving at Chicago Union Station Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 8 min.

Is there a direct bus between La Crosse and Chicago?

No, there is no direct bus from La Crosse to Chicago. However, there are services departing from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall and arriving at Chicago, IL - Amtrak via Madison, WI University. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 33 min.

How long does it take to get from La Crosse to Chicago?

It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from La Crosse to Chicago, including transfers.